It's been like a week and half, so kind of hilarious that it took me this long to realize, but apparently Dave Winer blocked me on Twitter because I voiced my opposition to one of his Democratic Presidential Candidate faves Amy Klobuchar. Here's what I tweeted after he tweeted an article calling her the thinking moderate's electability candidate:
Treats her staff like crap. Highest turnover in the senate during her time in office. Hard no.
And apparently that's what got me blocked. Amazing. I've been following one of those former staffers on Twitter for a few years now, had friendly exchanges about random life things outside politics, and trust their expressed experiences and assessment completely. The high staffing turnover is public information.
In the last week or so Dave's assessment of the debates and presidential race has diverged pretty sharply from my take. Bernie Sanders has taken the lead and he's in a full on Bernie panic. I didn't like Bernie 4 years ago. I thought he was too old then and too much of an outsider to get anything accomplished if elected. Personally I prefer Elizabeth Warren and I loved the way she went right after Bloomberg in the most recent debates. But I think it's pretty clear that a lot of people like Bernie, he has a lot momentum right now, and I absolutely think he's as viable a candidate to defeat Trump as there is.
But Dave is all in on Amy Klobuchar and electability narratives, and this tweet of his from today is a real gem:
Smartest move is this imho.
Sanders, Warren, Biden, Bloomberg, withdraw.
In favor of this ticket: Klobuchar + Buttigieg.
Before South Carolina. Make a sacrifice, compromise, do it for our country.
No brokered convention. We start the campaign against Trump now.
There were a lot of likes, and a lot of dissenting replies, but SlickMagnum's tweet made me laugh the most.